Yannis Tsipouridis

Yannis Tsipouridis

Renewable Energy Consultant Engineer

"I began this wonderful self rewarding journey into the world of renewables in 1978, at Leeds University, with a
Ph.D. on Solar Energy. It is an amazing coincidence that in my research work for PhD, involving the study of the
efficiency of conversion of light by a Photogalnanovoltaic cell, hydrogen was also produced.
I was lucky to be involved all my professional life with renewables, for 44 years by now, from a junior engineer
at P.P.C. in the early 80’s, when I was involved with the installation of Wind and Solar energy projects on the
Greek islands, to more recent years as Chairman for consecutive periods of the Wind Energy Association of
Greece, CEO of Public Power Corporation’s Renewables subsidiary, as well as head of the Cabinet Office of the
deputy Minister for the Environment, Energy and Climate Change Prof. Maniatis. I have also had the privilege to
participate in the historic Paris Climate Conference, COP21, as well as COP22, COP23, COP24 and COP25
physically and COP26 & COP27 virtually. Currently I am active in the renewable energy sector in Sub Saharan
Africa, based in Kenya as a renewables consultant engineer and as Professor at TUM University.
I believe climate change to be the number one threat to our civilisation; hence all our efforts and necessary funds,
via a Talanoa inclusive process, guided by the principle of just transition, should be directed towards immediate,
really ambitious and concrete climate actions, needed to avert runaway climate crisis and the resulting
catastrophe, as at the moment, we seem to be doing “too little, too late”.
The single most determinant solution to this problem lies in enforcing energy saving and energy efficiency
measure and in deploying the immediate and extensive deployment of all Renewable sources, aimed at achieving
a 100% Renewables energy mix and a net zero carbon economy the soonest possible to avoid temperature rise
above 1,5o C, as the 2018 IPCC “1.5C special report”, as well as the recently published IPCC 6th Assessment report
urges us to do."


Studied in the UK (1971-80), graduating from the University of Leeds (1974 – 1980)

  • Sc. Chemical Engineering on Local Education Authority grant
  • Sc. in Fuel and Energy on Science Research Council grant
  • D. in Solar Energy on Science Research Council grant (awarded in 1988)


He currently holds or is engaged in the following:

  • Director of Archimedes Renewable Energy and Climate Change Institute and Visiting Professor and a Technical Advisor of Research and Internationalization of Meru University of Science and Technology
  • Director of RECCReC Renewable Energy & Climate Change Research Center at the Technical University of Mombasa, as of March 2021
  • Member of Loss & Damage Collaboration Group and Fossil Fuels Non Proliferation Treaty
  • Elected Member of Greenpeace Greece Electoral Body, as of June 2020.
  • Senior advisor to H2020/PARIS REINFORCE project as of December 2019
  • Visiting Professor at the Technical University of Mombasa as of September 2019
  • Chairman of NGO A.F.R.I.C.A. (AfricaForRenewablesInClimateAction) as of August 2019
  • Senior Expert at EU-GCC Clean Energy Technology Network as of June 2018
  • Editor and Content editor to Climate & Energy portal E-mc2, as of February 2018
  • Mentor at International Support Network for African Development(ISNAD) as of November 2017
  • Lead country contributor for Greece to REN21, as of November 2017
  • Accredited Official participant at COP- Conferences of the Parties, as of COP 21(Paris Accord)
  • REDPro - Renewable Energy Development Professionals (Greece)
  • RED PRO Climate & Energy Consultants Ltd. (Kenya)


He has served as

  • CEO, Public Power Corporation Renewables (PPCR SA) Feb 2010 – Feb 2013)
  • CRES Board Member 2010 - 2013
  • Ministry of Environment, Energy & Climate Change (YPEKA), Director of the office of Deputy Minister for Energy, Professor Yannis Maniatis, Oct 2009 – Jan 2010
  • Editor of renewables magazine ENERGY POINT, 2007 – 2009
  • Renewables Consultant, 2007 – 2009 & 1995 – 1996
  • Editor of specialist magazine ANEMOlogia, 1999 to June 2016
  • Chairman & CEO, Vice Chairman, Gen. Secretary of Hellenic Wind Energy Association, 1991 to June 2017
  • Renewables engineer at the Public Power Corporation/DEME 1984 – 2007
  • Director of Athens Branch of Energy products company 1982 – 1984 (Solar water heaters)
  • Served two terms as Vice President of the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA).
  • Recipient of the Hellenic Wind Energy Association “AIOLOS” prize, in 2011
  • Awarded the “OIKOPOLIS” prize, in 2009, as editor of Energy point.

Awarded the T-Press Honorary Award 2023